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Old 11-15-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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I think I found a solution but I still don't know why bittorrent kept downloading while the PCs couldn't connect to the internet.
I had the same router with the same problem. Basically the routers HTTP service stops functioning, of course there is no way other than rebooting it to start it back up. ICMP (ping), bit torrent, VPN, and all other apps/protocols function other than HTTP. Many people have the same problem and there are ways to reduce it but not eliminate. Linksys of coure promised a new firmware to fix it but so far it seems that hasn't happened. Glad to see you found dd-wrt, I've heard lots of good things about that project.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I had the same router with the same problem. Basically the routers HTTP service stops functioning, of course there is no way other than rebooting it to start it back up. ICMP (ping), bit torrent, VPN, and all other apps/protocols function other than HTTP. Many people have the same problem and there are ways to reduce it but not eliminate. Linksys of coure promised a new firmware to fix it but so far it seems that hasn't happened. Glad to see you found dd-wrt, I've heard lots of good things about that project.
I guess I wasn't imagining it. One thing though, when I pinged from a CMD window I got no response or time out or something.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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But would it bring back the linksys control panel too? Or just the functionality of the linksys fw? It seems I downloaded two things from ddwrt, was one of them the new control panel and the other the fw?
No reason to switch back, but if you upload the linksys firmware, you will be back to the way it was before.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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I guess I wasn't imagining it. One thing though, when I pinged from a CMD window I got no response or time out or something.
Interesting possibly your DNS config was different and that halted on your router also. I know when I was researching it some people had a few different symptoms but same results, HTTP was dead and some other things worked. It seemed to be related to the router having too much wireless overhead, tighter security and mixed wireless modes seemed to make the problem happen more and wide open and single band wireless seemed to work flawlessly or near flawlessly.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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Interesting possibly your DNS config was different and that halted on your router also. I know when I was researching it some people had a few different symptoms but same results, HTTP was dead and some other things worked. It seemed to be related to the router having too much wireless overhead, tighter security and mixed wireless modes seemed to make the problem happen more and wide open and single band wireless seemed to work flawlessly or near flawlessly.
Ah yes, completely forgot about this. The ISP's DNS servers tend to go down alot, so switching to google's 8.8.8.8 or Verizon's 4.2.2.2 might fix the problem. I use the 4.2.2.2 DNS server and it has been flawless for years.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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tighter security and mixed wireless modes seemed to make the problem happen more and wide open and single band wireless seemed to work flawlessly or near flawlessly.
I use WPA2 but I have all G except one B computer so I have to go mixed.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:51 PM
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If the P2P is something you use regularly, try enabling QoS on the router and tweaking it to allocate much less bandwidth to the bittorrent protocol. That traffic will definitely swamp a home connection if you let it run without limits.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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If the P2P is something you use regularly, try enabling QoS on the router and tweaking it to allocate much less bandwidth to the bittorrent protocol. That traffic will definitely swamp a home connection if you let it run without limits.
I think I've done that by limiting my bittorrent throughput to 500 kB/s or so. However, many of my torrents don't have tons of seeds so often the throughput is only a couple hundred kB/s. In other words, downloading torrents rarely affects my internet experience.
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